Imran blames 'terrible' fielding for pakistan's loss

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Old 31-Mar-2011
Imran blames 'terrible' fielding for pakistan's loss

New Delhi March 31:

Former captain Imran Khan lashed out at Pakistan players for their "terrible" work in the field and said that a team cannot afford to win a match by dropping a player like Sachin Tendulkar four times.

Pakistan dropped Tendulkar four times, allowing the champion batsman to play a knock of 85, which helped India eke out a 29-run win over the arch-rivals in the semi-final of the World Cup in Mohali. "No team deserves to win the way Pakistan fielded," Imran said.

"You cannot drop a player like Sachin four times. And don't forget the ground fielding," he said. Billed as the match to watch out for in the ongoing quadrennial extravaganza, the legendary all-rounder said that players from both sides felt the pressure. "This was the ultimate pressure game.

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